From the Book of Eminent Burgesses of Dundee 1513 to 1885.

Sir Alexander Hume of Manderstone - 16th October 1621

 

WHICH DAY SIR ALEXANDER HOME OF MANDERSTON is MADE A BURGESS AND BROTHER OF THE GUILD OF DUNDEE, GRATIS.

SIR ALEXANDER HOME was descended from SIR DAVID HOME of Wedderburn, who fell at Flodden, his great-grandfather having been SIR ALEXANDER of Manderston, the third son of SIR DAVID, and one of the famous " Seven Spears of Wedderburne." He was the brother of SIR GEORGE HOME, Knt., Lord Treasurer of Scotland, who was created a Peer in England with the title of BARON HUME of Berwick, in 1604, and raised to the dignity of EARL OF DUNBAR in Scotland in the succeeding year. Both these titles became extinct on the death of SIR GEORGE, without male issue, in 1611. The HOMES of Manderston were connected with Dundee through their intermarriages with the WEDDERBURNS of Gosford and Kingennie.

 

Iain D. McIntosh, Friends of Dundee City Archives